200 high-function ventilators moved to HCMC

200 high-function ventilators, 3,000 sets of breathing lines will be transferred by the Ministry of Health to Intensive Care Centers in Ho Chi Minh City to treat severe Covid-19 patients.

Receiving medical equipment from the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group on the morning of August 20, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that the health sector “has made great efforts in treating severe patients, controlling and reducing the rate of death. Covid-19 patients died”, in the context of a rapid increase in the number of infected people in a short time in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Ministry of Health has instructed to divide the treatment into 3 floors for Covid-19 patients. Particularly in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health is focusing on rapidly expanding mobile medical stations to manage and treat patients and infected people in the community. This afternoon, Ho Chi Minh City will open a number of mobile medical stations.

The number of hospital beds on the 2nd floor was also expanded “so that every Covid-19 patient can access the hospital bed”. Currently, the medical facilities on the 2nd floor are treated by hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City.

On the highest treatment floor (3rd floor) in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health established 5 intensive care centers operated by special-class hospitals of the Ministry of Health, with a very large number of beds.

Minister Long received a ventilator from the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group. Photo: Nguyen Nhien

The minister said the circulation of the Delta variant has increased the number of severe cases. Active resuscitation with the patient is very important, the most difficult is the ventilator problem. There is a huge demand for ventilators today. The Ministry of Health coordinates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to negotiate with other countries to have high-function ventilators for treatment at the highest level.

“200 high-function ventilators and 3,000 sets of breathing lines, supported by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group in a very timely manner, were transported to Ho Chi Minh City to provide resuscitation centers,” the minister said.

Le Nga